Thursday, January 13, 2011
Leaving Acapulco - Mission accomplished
Our prop is fixed, and we are ready to get the heck out of here. This will be one place we will not miss, but we will forever remember our new friend Benne. He went above and beyond helping us. We tried to pay him for the use of his mooring, use of one of his dive tanks, use of one of his divers, directions to everything we needed while we were here, from propane to little tiny screws. He would not take one cent from us. No catch, just a kind helpful soul we were lucky to cross paths with. What was potentially going to cost us hundreds of dollars, and possibly into the thousand range if we would have hauled out and stayed in a hotel..... ended up costing us nothing. So our Bali fund is still in place, and we are forever touched by this mans generosity and kindness. What is making this trip so meaningful, is not the places we are seeing, but the people we are meeting along the way. There is also a real sense of community in Mexico. Everyone helps one another, families seem to be very close, and not as dysfunctional, or a better word - separated, as in the U.S.A. Today we are off to our next spot, Puerto Escondido, a small surf town. This will be a 24 hour passage. We only have a few more stops in Mexico to make before we cross into Central America!!!!